State extends mail-in deadline for absentee ballots

On June 7, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he will issue an Executive Order extending the deadline for school districts to receive school budget ballots. To be counted, school budget ballots can be accepted by hand delivery through 5 p.m. on June 9 or received by mail by 5 p.m. on June 16. 

On or around May 22, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District sent absentee ballots with prepaid return envelopes to voters registered with the Onondaga County Board of Elections.

Voters may return their ballot by mail by using the enclosed prepaid return envelope or drop it off at the F-M District Office, 8199 E. Seneca Turnpike, Manlius, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 3, 4 and 5 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 8 and 9. 

Hand-delivered ballots will not be accepted after 5 p.m. June 9, per the governor’s Executive Order. 

For information about the 2020-21 budget proposal, school board candidates and other propositions that will be on the ballot, go to the Budget and Finance section of the district website, which also has more information on the absentee ballot voting process.